Of course it could have been re-written the proper way DonaldT.
Premiere Pro was re-written and look at the big overhaul Final Cut went thru,
and with much hate when Final Cut X came out and now look at its huge
following and user base...
wrote on 5/23/2016, 11:35 PM
Steve, not sure if you are agreeing or disagreeing with me. But the point I was making is, if you have an existing pro-editor and you purchase another editor that is in need of a major overhaul, would you use your resources for that?
In the case of Premiere and FCP, they were re-written by the original developers who had no other similar products.
"Their Pro Video Editor is quite well featured, but lacks Application Scripting - one of the Vegas treasures."
Yeah I was afraid of that. I have a feeling that will be left on the cutting room floor when they inevitably merge their two products. I'm signing up for Premier Pro CC just in case, I've been hugely dependent on Vegas scripting for years now but I think the time has come for me to plan for not having it. Have to see how I can revise my workflow to minimize the pain.
Could be that the motives are to finesse User-Base acquisition before other stalking horses get their hands on Vegas, this would now maintain and extend their own market penetration, look at their portfolio of their other titles. Do you see a pattern?
The many reasons I joined up with SonicFoundry in 2002 was what appeared to me to be a company driven by the ideas coming directly from their User base, here, on the Forums. That's when I ditched VideoWave, not only because it was technically inept, but failed to listen to the anguish of their customers.
Is there a European link/partnership between MGI, ROXIO and MAGIX?
It would appear that Magix just migrated their Video Pro X to support OFX plugins. Hopefully this means that our plugs will transfer over (they don't always work across all OFX platforms). That's where most of my money is anyway......
MAGIX purchase has all the SCS Products (?), this would imply DVDA too. In which case why purchase DVDA if it wasn't further to include DVDA in their plans. Unless it was solely to secure market penetration before one of their competitors were to step in.
This sounds like good news, especially if Peter is involved in the new venture. I hope we will continue to have access to this GREAT knowledgebase. I frequently use search here to supplement the Vegas documentation.
Vegas Pro lives though maybe in a different form, which will hopefully be for the better. And an update to Sound Forge also apparently.
Like others, I really hope that the range of plugins already purchased for VP will transfer seamlessly to whatever will be the next version of Vegas Pro under Magix. For example, I wouldn't be at all happy if I had to pay for another BCC10 OFX version for Magix's VP14 as I've just upgraded to BCC10 OFX for VP under SCS.
I have been a Magix Samplitude user for over twenty years, and currently on the Pro-X2 version. I can assure you that Magix takes development of their software very seriously, and they have a very capable software development team. Hopefully Vegas will receive as much attention as their other products.
I have also briefly used their Video deluxe software years ago before going to Vegas. Wonder whether Video deluxe and Vegas will eventually merge into one.
Now the two most important software I rely on professionally are under the same company.